Northern New Jersey ROTC at Seton Hall University
Cadets conduct a variety of Physical Training to improve both their physical ability and mental alertness before classes.

Cadets swimming in full uniform in Seton Hall's pool.

Cadets conduct a variety of Physical Training to improve both their physical ability and mental alertness before classes.

“ I was a little nervous going in to the program a year late and from a different school, but everyone is so nice and the program is a lot of fun, and now I couldn't be happier that I joined ROTC. ”

CDT Laura Lakin, Lancaster MA

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities


Means you will be amongst a company of diverse individuals who were presidents of their student governments, varsity athletes, Eagle Scouts, club presidents and members of the National Honor  Society.

Being part of the Pirate Battalion

ROTC combines life as a college student and as a Cadet. It is a college elective that allows you the time necessary to focus on academics and encourages you to become active in other electives, programs, volunteer activities, jobs, or sports that you may be interested in. In ROTC you will also establish friendships that last a lifetime. Unlike military colleges, in ROTC you can enjoy both worlds of college student and Cadet.


You will conduct PT 3-5 days a week, from 0700 to 0800, before your college classes. PT consists of a variety of workouts from cardiovascular to strength training and includes ruck marches and swim PT. Physical Training is led by MS III Cadets in their Junior year, combining PT with developing leadership skills and confidence all while developing camaraderie amongst Cadets.

APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) consists of 2 minutes of push ups, 2 minutes of sit ups, and a 2 mile run.


During Labs, you are provided the environment and scenarios to lead organizations of varied sizes (from team to company size). Your Junior (MS III) and Senior (MSIV) years you will lead a diverse group of peers through various situational training exercises, field leader's reaction courses, land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship, and other specified labs. During this time, Cadets also rotate through a variety of positions, each taking responsibility for a different element of Task Force Pirate and increasing their leadership skills.

The ROTC curriculum has a progression Military Science classes. These classes can be taken for 0 credit or 3 credits. In the classroom, you learn how to apply leadership and management principles, theories, and techniques taught by experienced instructors.